Update Sept. 29th, 2016

Greetings –

It’s a busy weekend!

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Mt. Beacon Amateur Radio Club Hamfest

This Saturday, October 1, 2016
8 am – 2 pm

Same easy-to-access location! Non-Ham Spouses & Kids FREE!

Employee’s Recreation Center (near Downstate Correctional Facility)
83 Red Schoolhouse Rd (County Route 36)
Fishkill NY 12524

(At the intersection of Old Bedford Lane and Red Schoolhouse Road;
Parking on Red Schoolhouse Road is allowed, but be sure to park beyond
the white Line to ensure traffic safety and avoid ticketing)

Talk-in on 146.97 –600 (tone 100); GPS N41 31.755, W73 56.518


For More Info Contact:
Adam Nowik, KC2DAA
(845) 849-3666


FCC Exams — All License Classes!
Registration: 9am to 10am
Bring photo ID, original & photo copies of both your
amateur radio license and/or any CSCE’s, if any.
Contact Andrew W2BOS@arrl.net (845-462-7539).

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The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will feature an evening of
presentations on hints, kinks and best practices on the written
confirmation of a two-way radio communication between amateur radio
stations–the QSL card .

The presentation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 starting at
7:00 PM:

Fair Lawn Senior Citizen Center
11-05 Gardiner Road
Fair Lawn, NJ.

Dougherty is authorized card checker for the ARRL’s DXCC program,
including 160m, as well as for WAS, WAC & VUCC . He is also an
authorized checkpoint for the CQ Worked All Zones awards. He will talk
about best practices in QSL’ing as well as the top-flight awards
programs. As an added bonus, if you would like Pete to check cards for
your next DXCC or WAZ application, bring them along.

Hudzik, who is also Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division, will be
presenting a Power Point on QSLing in the 21st Century. This is the
same one he gave at the ARRL Centennial Convention in 2014. For those
who were not there it will cover changes in QSL work and the various
options one has in this century to obtain
a QSL card. Bill has been continuously licensed since 1961. He has
operated from KP2, KR6, and V2 over the years. Bill has served as NNJ
SM for 4 terms, NNJ Assistant Director for 3 years and is on his second
elected term as Vice Director for the Hudson Division. He has been
active with the North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA) for over 25 years
serving as Secretary, Vice President and President. Bill is also an
ARRL Life Member as well as a Diamond Club Member. He is an active
contester and DXer.

The event is open to the public. Admission is free and refreshments
will be served.

For more information, please visit the club’s website at www.flarc.net
or call 201-791-3841.

Please note that this is a DIFFERENT LOCATION from the recreation
center and the club station.


But that ain’t all!

As part of its 60th Anniversary, the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club
(FLARC) will hold a community open house to commemorate its long
history and association with the borough.

The event will be held on October 1st and 2nd at the club’s station
located at the Fair Lawn Recreation Center, 10-10 20th Street in Fair
Lawn from noon until 4PM (EDT). Club members will be present to
demonstrate the club’s five operating stations and to discuss the
history of the club and its long record of public service to the

As part of the weekend, the club will also be operating a special event
station to commemorate the anniversary. Club members will be talking to
other amateur radio operators around the world sharing the story of the
club while giving fellow amateurs the opportunity to collect a special
event contact card commemorating the event (which will also be
available to station visitors). Operating frequencies will be: 21.245
MHz, 14.245 MHz, 14.045 MHz, and 7.245 MHz.

QSL to Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (W2NPT), 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn,
NJ 07410. The station will operate from 1600-2300 UTC on 1 October and
from 1600-2100 UTC on Sunday.

For more information, please visit the club’s website at www.flarc.net
or call 201-791-3841 or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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Let’s not forget the 2016 Hudson Division Awards Luncheon!

The Awards Luncheon, sponsored this year by the Orange County Amateur
Radio Club (OCARC), will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from
noon to 4:00 pm at the Ramada Cafe International in Newburgh, N.Y.

This year we’ve decided to award one “Amateur of the Year” and three
“Grand Ol Ham” awards.

The recipients are:

Amateur of the Year Lee Hatfield K2HAT

Grand Ol Ham Andy Bodony K2LE
Grand Ol Ham Gordon Shacklett KB2SSZ
Grand Ol Ham Joe Dreifuss W2KQ

Please join me in congratulating them, and please celebrate their
achievement by joining them at the 2016 Hudson Division Awards

Tickets are $37.00 per person or a group table of ten seats can be
purchased for $333.00.


Go to the OCARC website:


Tickets can also be ordered by mail. Get the order form at:

http:// hudson.arrl.org/2016-ticket-order-form/

All proceeds this year will be donated to the ARRL Legislative Issues
Advocacy Fund. Donations to this fund are used specifically to support
the efforts to promote, inform, and advocate to Congress on behalf of
Amateur Radio.

Most money is raised by advertising sales. Please consider taking an
ad this year in the Awards Journal. The prices are $30 for a quarter
page, $50 a half page and $100 a full page. To take an ad, please
print out this form and mail it with a check as instructed on the

Here is the link:


The form is available in either a PDF or Word format.

The past 3 years we have raised nearly $15,000 that has been donated
To the ARRL. The money this year will once again be used to help
expenditures made in support of our HR-1301 advocacy effort.

I hope to see you there.

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I’d like to thank those of you who have sent letters in favor of H.R.
1301. If you haven’t done so yet, please take the time to do so
Two minutes of your time is all it takes. Just go to:


Enter your Zip Code and follow the prompts.

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For all who celebrate, I wish you Shanah Tova.

Have a great weekend!

73 de Mike N2YBB

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